Sony brings Bravia TV screen technology to latest smartphone

01 September, 2018, 20:50 | Author: Bennie Parsons
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The Xperia XZ2 had near similar specs but didn't have an OLED display. Even though the XZ3 boasts top-of-the-line hardware, at first glance it only seems like an incremental update over its predecessor but it is much more than that. Sony Xperia XZ3 features a 6-inch full-screen OLED HDR display with 2880x1440 resolution, which should look really bright and vivid compared to the 5.7-inch Full HD+ HDR display on the Xperia XZ2.

Under the hood, the Xperia XZ3 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC clocked at 2.8GHz. In addition, the smartphone out of the box will be running Android Oreo, which he hid under a proprietary shell Xperia Home.

Coming to the imaging department, the smartphone features a 19-megapixel primary shooter on the rear panel accompanied by laser focus and LED flash. The front facing camera is a 13MP shooter with an f/1.9 aperture.

Flip them over though, and it's clear to see that the Xperia XZ3 is sporting a new display. It measures 158 x 73 x 9.9 mm and weighs 193 grams.

That said, we're sure Sony Mobile South Africa will host a local launch event shortly for the Xperia XZ3 where we can get better acquainted with the new device.


The design has also been tweaked, with curved 3D glass blending the OLED display into the body of the phone. Meanwhile, the fingerprint scanner is on the back, so there's no in-display stuff here yet. The device will feature a USB Type-c for charging and data transfers.

Externally, the front of the phone features a top and bottom bezel - there's no infamous notched displays here - and comes in white, black, green, and red colours.

The new Xperia XZ3 features Gorilla Glass 5 on the back, as well as the front. That means Sony went with a design that made the most of its extra space. Other than that, the Xperia XZ3 is also equipped with a slightly larger battery at 3330mAh. Like the other Xperia flagship phones, the XZ3's screen is equipped with Sony Bravia TV image processing technology. There's a 3330mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0 and has a Smart Stamina mode. Holding the phone horizontally will automatically activate the snapper.

On the software side of things, the Sony Xperia XZ3 will ship with Android 9.0 Pie which is the latest version of Android. Some of you were probably expecting Android Oreo to come pre-installed on the device, but that will not be the case.

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